President Joe Biden and Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) are coming to the defense of Vice President Kamala Harris as the two prepare for the 2024 election.
In a sit-down interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, Biden said that Harris “hasn’t gotten the credit she deserves.”
“She was an attorney general in the state of California. She has been a United States senator,” Biden said. “She is really very, very good. And with everything going on, she hasn’t gotten the attention she deserves.”
The president’s comments come as Coons also came to Harris’ defense last Sunday, telling ABC’s “This Week” that “the vice president … has struggled to get positive press coverage and to get the credit she deserves for the hard work that she’s been doing.”
Harris was featured heavily in Biden’s campaign announcement video last month, and is expected to play a key role in the reelection campaign amidst concerns about Biden’s age.
But Biden hit back at those who have raised questions about his age in Friday’s interview, saying he’s “acquired a hell of a lot of wisdom.”
“I know more than the vast majority of people,” Biden claimed. “I’m more experienced than anybody who’s ever run for the office,”
“And I think I’ve proven myself to be honorable, as well as effective,” he added.
The president and vice president’s comments come as speculation mounts that the two could be gearing up for the 2024 election. However, Biden has yet to definitively squelch those rumors, only saying that he and Harris are “focused on this election.”
Still, many have wondered whether Harris could be positioning herself as a potential 2024 presidential candidate with her increased visibility in Biden’s campaign.
Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that both Biden and Coons believe Harris deserves more recognition for her hard work and accomplishments. It remains to be seen, however, if the public will agree.